Two recent framing jobs done here in our Shop demonstrate that all Sports do have at least one thing in common – a philanthropic vein that pops up pretty frequently around here. Hardly a month goes by without at least one piece of Sports Memorabilia coming across our counter for framing, having been donated to a given Charity to be auctioned off at one function or another to raise some much needed revenue. This month, two such jobs passed through – one from the Hockey arena, and one from the world of Thoroughbred Racing. First up was a unique signed jersey from Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins that was auctioned off to support disabled Veterans. We had to admit, although we have framed numerous such jerseys in the past, we’ve never seen one that matched up so closely in design to the “cause” it was benefitting. Next up was an even more unique project. The entire field of Jockeys from this years Kentucky Derby autographed a pair of Jockey pants to be auctioned off in Saratoga to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund. Certainly a one-of-a-kind collectible for the Racing enthusiast. Stay tuned for more of these interesting projects. Our hope is to get them photographed well in advance of the auction event so that you will be have a chance to attend and bid on one that interests you.